Lib Dems call for ‘energy furlough scheme’

Lib Dem leader Ed Davey has called on the Tory leadership candidates to fully cancel the imminent £1,400 increase in the energy price cap this October and introduce an “energy furlough scheme” that would see the government pick up the £36bn cost of soaring energy bills . The intervention came as analyst firm Cornwall Insight … Read more

Study: Billions of pounds ‘lost’ to oil and gas tax relief could have funded insulation in two million homes

Billions of pounds in potential tax breaks offered to oil and gas companies by the Treasury as part of its fresh cost of living support package last week could have been used to fund better insulation in around two million UK homes, according to analysis today by E3G. The environmental think tank said the Treasury’s … Read more